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Feb 12, 2013 11:30am PST
response will be given by cashing oh cube yeo and he will push for smaller government and immigration reform. >> cheryl: two well known people with bay area ties will be joining the first lady for the state of the union address. tim cook will be sitting with michelle obama for the speech. he is flying cross-country after speaking at a conference in san francisco. mrs. obama also invited nasa engineer. he spent his childhood in the bay area and became famous during the mars curiosity mission. >> kristen: you can watch it live and also at abc7news.com beginning at 6:00 as karen mentioned. mark co-reib yeo in florida will give the republican response. wheel of for tune will air at 7:30, followed by shop competition, the pace and then join the weather team to look at inside bay area weather. modern family will air and then body of praof followed by "abc 7 news" at 11:00. >> we move here. the manhunt expands to mexico for a suspected los angeles cop killer. could christopher dorner slipped across the border? >> new details about the pope's resignation, secret surgery and new signs he has >
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Feb 17, 2013 5:00am PST
. terrence argues that instead of the government spending money to deport people, someone like him with a college degree would poor more money into the economy. >> the dream act passes, dreamers will earn $148 billion by 2030. so if they are going to earn that much money, that means they are going to spend this much money. >> terrence claims if the dream act doesn't pass, even with a math degree he won't be able to find a good-paying job. >> find a job where someone would pay me under the table, supermarkets, laundry, things like that. >> rick says the dream act would encourage more people to cross the border. >> so everyone who had a thought of wanting to come to the united states is hearing the president and both sides of congress say there's going to be an amnesty, we want to have these people come here and work, they have heard and and heard it and heard it. >> in a recent interview u.c. berkeley roger said universities like u.c. berkeley will continue to help students like terrence. >> these are extraordinarily talented people. and in the current era in california we can't wai
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Feb 14, 2013 6:00pm PST
and the council on american islamic relations are pushing back against the government version. this is two years ago. on friday he was arrested again outside of the bank of emergency on haggenberger road as he reportedly tried blow up a car bomb. his attorney came to court today to ask for more time so he can research whether or not the client needs a psychiatric evaluation this, afternoon his former defense attorney showed us documents from a 2011 conviction for transporting an assault weapon where a psychiatrist reported he had serious mental problems. >> the judge orders him to take his medications to be seen by a psychiatrist. or a therapist. >> in recent documents the agent described how he helped carry out the plot to blow up the bank providing buckets of fake explosives, an suv, and after he bought cell phones and a battery and an led light the agency assembled the parts into what they were told was a >> it's been a smarts use of fbi resources to spend six months or a year convincing these impaired individuals to try to carry out these acts. >> the director of the bay area ch
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Feb 14, 2013 4:00pm PST
government agent also supplied a black suv that carried the bomb to the bank. today, the judge agreed to put off the preliminary hearing while his attorney does research. next court appearance is set march 8th. >> you tell me what the process is between now and march 8th for you? >> no. i can't comment. >> the defense attorney is not talking and neither are prosecutors in this case. coming up we'll hear from his former attorney from that group in the newsroom abc 7 news.mçg >> mark, thank you. >> new at 4:00 authorities today approved new rules for big ships in san francisco bay. today's ruling five weeks after an oil tanker hit a bridge tower causing damage. fog was a factor in that crash. new rules only asupply to -- apply to ships heading out of the bay. officials say incoming ships could have had negative affects on commerce. >> a judge ordered owners of this home to clean up the junk within their frond yard. the city has been battling with owners and wants the property declared of a nuisance. the home owned by mark and kimberly cliber who put up a tent in the yard eachistance of t
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Feb 12, 2013 11:00am PST
by cashing oh cube yeo and he will push for smaller government and immigration reform. >> cheryl: two well known people with bay area ties will be joining the first lady for the state of the union address. tim cook will be sitting with michelle obama for the speech. he is flying cross-country after speaking at a conference in san francisco. mrs. obama also invited nasa engineer. he spent his childhood in the bay area and became famous during the mars curiosity mission. >> kristen: you can watch it live and also at abc7news.com beginning at 6:00 as karen mentioned. mark co-reib yeo in florida will give the republican response. wheel of for tune will air at 7:30, followed by shop competition, the pace and then join the weather team to look at inside bay area weather. modern family will air and then body of praof followed by "abc 7 news" at 11:00. >> we move here. the manhunt expands to mexico for a suspected los angeles cop killer. could christopher dorner slipped across the border? >> new details about the pope's resignation, secret surgery and new signs he has been planning every time
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Feb 13, 2013 4:30am PST
rubio of florida said more government will not help people get ahead. >> tax increases and deficit spending you propose will hurt middle class appeals. it will cost them their raises, their benefits, and it may cost them their jobs. >> speaker boehner says immigration reform is the only item on the president's agenda that has a chance of passing. >> facebook c.e.o. duck -- is hosting a fundraising for new jersey governor chris creditty who is seen as a top republican presidential candidate in 2016. san francisco progressiverd angry with christie for cuts millions from women's health services in his state. >> san jose joins san francisco in the fight against proposition 8 same-sex marriage ban. the city council voted in favor of adding them to the challenge of the constitutionality of the proposition saving san jose the expense of drawing up their own brief. there was a no vote from the mayor. the supreme court will review same-sex marriage and you did not see the fog coming in? >> one area of the bay area is having the visibility area. >> the north bay. big surprise, right? our vis
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Feb 15, 2013 4:30am PST
to the graduate school at yale. he will not be able to get the affordable government loans he needs unless congress passes the dream act. that is why park is revealing his secret status as an undocumented immigrants. >> maybe it is the right moment to contribute to the movement. i think i did the right thing. i think. >> the video was proposed by the "dream is now" to sway lawmakers when the dream act comes up for vote and is expected the lawmakers will turn to immigration next month. >> a survey ranks the top 20 companies in the nation hiring paid interns right now and two of them are here in the bay area. according to am report, google is the scene top of the less earning $6,400 a month. and microsoft pays interns $7,000 a month, and nordstrom rounds out the top and hinto is number eight earning more than $4,200 a month. >> amazing medical news this morning, patient whose lost their sight may be able to regain some vision using a new imlaboratory average device. the food and drug administration approved the first treatment for inherited disorder that causes the break down of cells
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Feb 13, 2013 4:00pm PST
, less costly government. >> the company that makes red light cameras being zbaited in chicago for corruption business prak practices. some say that should be enough to put the brakes on the controversial cameras here. last week, the mayor dumped the city's long time red light camera vendor. news reports this grows a deepening corruption scandal. a company sponsored investigation found two exec tifz had given lavish gifts to the official and it was covered up when reporters began raising questions. also has contracts with many cities in the bay area and the rest of the state. >> what this indicates is the history of the red light camera problem in california and elsewhere. >> state senator jerry hill has been a critic of red light cameras and sponsored several bills to weed out abuses in the system. >> more tickets theyyçç?ñ wrote, n >> hill says there is a lot of money to be made. >> when there is a lot of money attached, you start seeing some bad actors. i think red flex is, they're got caught. per month. so you've got a contract. >> this attorney represented many red light ca
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Feb 16, 2013 8:00am PST
: it's the latest of a string of blund there's have plagued state government. last week comptroller fired the contractor charged with the $400 million upgrade to the state's payroll system because it's years behind schedule and it doesn't work. last year after doling out half a billion dollars, the courts pull the plug to electronically connect every courthouse in the state when it loomed to $2 billion. >> it's ironic that california being the birthplace of the high-tech industry can't seem to get it's act together. >> the state's technology chief they do have some successes. california is the first state to have a mobile app store. an online voter registration system and family and friends can make online registrations to visit inmates. stated may be too big for certain projects. >> technology projects can be pretty complex under takings but when you take on the scope of california, they are inherently risky. >> they don't make projects easy either. >> what we have heard from people in the private sector the state will ask for something and then change their minds later or not clea
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Feb 18, 2013 5:00am PST
business. the court of appeals in san francisco will hear arguments from the government tomorrow on why they should close. the oyster company is expected to respond thursday. the interior department allowed the lease to expire so the area could be returned to wilderness and the oyster farm faces manner 15 eviction. >> idaho man accused of slapping a toddler on an airliner has been fired. the 60-year-old mans to turn himself in to the f.b.i. to face assault charges. a woman claims he slapped her 19-month-old aadopted son but referred to the son with a racial slur. >> he fell on to my face, his ear or his mouth was in my ear and he said it again. but even more hateful and he was on my face so i pushed him away. >> his employer says he is no longer employed there and he intends to plead not guilty. >> boston bruins are the latest ambassadors to visit newtown, connecticut. the hockey team will spend time with families taking pictures, and signing autographs and hosting a street talking clinic, and they plan to give their team autograph jerseys to first responders. the visit is part of a
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Feb 19, 2013 5:00am PST
-the-board cuts takes place march 1 with possible furlough by april and state and local government could lose funding and the president is pushing for a blend of spending cuts and new taxes and republicans argue new taxes should not be included. >> this morning, abc7 news anchor will travel to washington, dc, for an interview with president obama and will talk with the president at the white house tomorrow. the live reports from washington, dc, begin this evening, at 5:00 here on abc7 news. hillary clinton is about do go on the speaking circuit and hired the agency that handles her husband to represent her in lining up speaking engagements and will earn well in the six figures for each speech. former president clinton has made $89 million in speaking fees since he left office a dozen years ago. >> now a look at bay bridge upper deck you can see it is starting to glisten with sprinkles and rain here. >> mike? >> we will look at live doppler 7 hd and start with the rain right around south san francisco pulling away from daly city but through the san bruno gap it is getting wet and fo
ABC
Feb 13, 2013 5:00pm PST
the latest up indicates as construction continues. >> well, a new government investigation reaffirms clims that chevron could have prevented a massive fire in it's refinery. the report says inspectors warned chevron about a corroded pipe in twut. a decade ago. but it was never replaced. chevron faces a foin for the incident causing eye problems for hows of people living nearby in the east bay. and says it disagree was some characterizations in the report but is committed to preventing another such incident. >> pope benedict saved standing ovation today he celebrated his last public mass during ash wednesday services. the 85-year-old spoke about his resignation. there is no mention of the pope today during mass. there is a possibility a new pope will be selected easter sunday. >> coming up why an organic baby food sold in california was just recalled. the south bay. new reason neighbors and police are still on edge 24 hours later. >> i'm sandhya patel. i'll have a warm up followed by wet weather. don't turn the chabl channel. details coming up. >> and environmental activists stay on c
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Feb 15, 2013 4:00pm PST
addition to that, charged with two counts of forgery of a government id and two counts of possession of a loaded firearm in a vehicle. >> there is. >> if you shake it up, it's what we're working with. part profit ses is making the residents safe. the other part going to be putting puzzles together. >> they analyzed at every substance they found. they did get mail delivery today on humbolt avenue. the search may continue over the weekend. everett bashham will appear in court on thursday of next week. the deputy district attorney asking for no bail or very high bail because of the potential threat to public safety. if convictsed he could spend up to 12 years and eight who months in prison. >> thank you. >> happening now in marin county, lng lines officials make good on vouchers in its gun buy back program. >> people waisting to redeem ious that is when they ran out of cash because pechl showed up to turn in guns and rifles for cash. authorities had to do major fund raising to come up with more than $50,000 that on top of the $43,000 they'd paid out. >> twice came from private contribution
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Feb 11, 2013 4:00pm PST
beyond. stay with us. abc 7 news at 4:00 continues right after this. >>> a new government sturdy reveals one in five of us have a maift yaik on the credit report and found 20% had an error issued by three major agencies. 5% errors could lead to them paying more for mortgages, or other products. ftc says it emphasizes importance of regularly checking the reports. >> speculation is heating up that apple is working on a smart watch. "new york times" and wall street jurnt are reporting apple is expeer meanting with a device maid with curved glass. smart watches exist, the pebble smart watch connects to your and droid ask serves as a hub to glance at e mails and text message autos another way to look at e mails. >> yes. yeah. >> other businesses are firing back against negative press and teen franchises boosting the bottom line. hi, emily. >> good afternoon. i spoke with tesla's ceo today, blasting "new york times" after the newspaper publish aid review of the model s leading to a drop in the company stock today on wall street. the writer says the model s failed to travel as far as it
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Feb 12, 2013 11:00pm PST
against big government. abc7 news political reporter mark matthews has the highlights. mark? >> i know you noticed the president gave apple a plug for bringing jobs home to the united states. he talked about growing the economy. president obama began his state of the union saying the housing market is rebounding and the stock market is up. >> we can say with renewed confidence that the state of >> he said corporate profits have sky rockets and rates barely budged, and now is a time for tax reform. >> to incentive jobs overseas and businesses and manufacturers creating jobs right here in the united states of america. that's what tax reform can deliver. that's what we can do together. >> he asked congress to pass legislation allowing homeowners to refinance and make high quality preschool available. he got a standing ovation when he pushed congress to take up immigration reform 6789 -- reform. >> the time has come to pass comprehensive immigration reform. now is the time to do it. now is the time to get it done. >> he also called on lawmakers to raise the minimum wage to $9 an hour.
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Feb 12, 2013 4:30am PST
^. >> president obama will give his state of the union address tonight and will push for additional government spending to promote manufacturing, education, clean energy, and infrastructure. he will warn congress to avoid the automatic spending cuts in defense and education taking place march one. you can watch the president's state of the union address live on abc7 and at abc7news.com starting tonight at 6:00. senator rubio of florida will deliver the republican response. >> tunnel in richmond is closed after the discovery of serious structural problems. the main route to point richmond. on friday part of the tunnel ceiling broke away and revealed a space the size of a pickup truck that should have been filled with earth against a concrete wall 2' thick. >> a large air void above the tunnel. it is disturbing because the ceiling of the tunnel really is only 5" thick which is not reenwe forced. >> so the federally funded $750,000 face lit will now be a huge structural repair job costing millions. >> not so simple anymore. >> we will look at the weather forecast on in tuesday morning. >> keeping
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Feb 14, 2013 5:00pm PST
amendment says the government cannot block your free speech rights. >> come on. >> i know. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> let's head outside we have some gorgeous sunshine on this valentine's day. >> yes. happy valentine's day sandhya patel on the roof. anybody bringing you flowers there?çâjox v >> in. i want to take a look out there. yes. i can get flowers spectacular, embarcadero just enjoying this weather. by winter standards it's been unbelievable and warm. let's me show you a live picture now from our camera. nothing but clear skies as you can see. and the financial district of san francisco. i'm stuck here and i just want to go join those people. we're not going to see any fog but our radar is towards monterey bay will be tracking rain so big changes coming up. here is how warm it got today up to 74 degrees in clover dale. 71 in santa rosa. up to 75 in santa cruz we're temperatures at this hour 61 in san francisco. it's still pretty mild in redwood city right now, 70 degrees. here are%hy6 the highlights, s, mild, cooling begins on sunday and rain arriving heading into tuesday w
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Feb 15, 2013 5:00pm PST
interesting note. learning today a government-funded think tank concluded if scientists were to learn of an impending impact, public should not be warned. it says panic, misery and disruption would not be worth while. the institute suggests telling people only if there is something human race can do. >> it's overwhelming power from space. thank you very much. well, these two occurrences has people asking what is theósk difference between a meteor and an asteroid. let's turn to sandhya patel on the roof keeping an eye out for anymore asteroids. >> oi, watch out, i am, indeed. nasa says the asteroid passed by just hours after the meteor yitd hit russia is just a coincidence, asteroids are rocky objects sometimes big enough to be called minor planets. we also have meteorites smaller than asteroids but orbit the sun. these are small businesses of an asteroid. if a meteor enters and vaporizes it becomes a shooting star but if it lands on earth we can call it a meteorite. that exploded today. check out this map. it shows us a site of every known meteor landing since 2300 bc. wow it's a stunning
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Feb 15, 2013 1:05am PST
pop lited part of the region which is about 900 miles east of moscow. so far government officials have not confirmed any injuries or damage. >> surif you are on monterey bay today telling a shark tale that is frighteningly true about a dozen wave riders at moss landing between santa cruz monterey witness great white shark riding the waves and then devouring a sea lyon off the shore this morning. one surfer just out of the water said he saw the sea lions swim past moments earlier. they estimate it was 10 to 12 feet long. word quickly spread miles up the beach where other surfers then got out of the water. >> that is frightening. >> yes. >> well tahoe bartender claims to be a former navy seal and he even says he killed osama bin laden. >> dan is here with aneurysm team investigation. >> i tracked aj dick across the country ask about his outrageous story. talk to you about your navy seal backgroun background. up next. hear from people who believed in in him and gave him a lot of mone money. >> also valentine's day tradition tonight in san francisco. fun for these folk whose but clean
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Feb 13, 2013 1:05am PST
push back against big government. abc7 news political reporter mark matthews has the highlights. mark? >> i know you noticed the appleg for bringing jobs home to the united states. he talked about growing the economy. president obama began his state of the union saying the housing market is rebounding and the stock market is up. >> we can say with renewed confidence that the state of >> he said corporate profits have sky rockets and rates barely budged, and now is a time for tax reform. >> to incentive jobs overseas and businesses and manufacturers creating jobs right here in the united states of america. that's what tax reform can deliver. that's what we can do together. >> he asked congress to pass legislation allowing homeowners to refinance and make high quality preschool available. he got a standing ovation when he pushed congress to take up immigration reform 6789 -- reform. >> the time has come to pass comprehensive immigration reform. now is the time to do it. now is the time to get it done. >> he also called on lawmakers to raise the minimum wage to $9 an hour. >> let's tie t
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Feb 16, 2013 5:00am PST
plagued state government. last week controller john chung fire the contractor charged with the $400 million upgrade to the save payroll system because it's years behind schedule, triple the original estimate and it doesn't work. last year after doling out half a billion dollars the courts pulled the plug on the effort to electronically connect every courthouse in the state when the cost ballooned to $2 billion. >> it's ironic that california being the birthplace of the high-tech describe can't seem to get its act together. >> but the state's technology chief said they do have some successes. california is the first state to have a mobile app store. an online voter registration system kicked off last fall and family and friends can make online visitations to visit an inmate. carlos admits the state may be too big for certain projects. >> technology projects in and of themselves can be pretty complex undertation but when you take on something of the scope and scale of california, they are inherently risky. >> state department heads don't make projects easy either. >> what we've heard
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Feb 14, 2013 6:00am PST
challenge in china and europe and weakened government demand. in the market for a used car? think about buying it while you are on vacation. there was a look 59 prices in 95 cities and used cars if san francisco are 2 percent more expensive than the national average. the best deals are actually in miami where used cars are 7 percent cheaper than average, with population density, and competition, and even the number of people turning in the used cars for new ones are among the reasons. >> thank you very much. higher gas, higher used car prices. he -- how about some cheering weather. >> we will have sun shine today with the fog out of here by 10:00 and a very warm afternoon for the holiday. live doppler 7 hd shows on top of mt. st. helena picking up the dry weather and the clouds from yesterday, the clouds are moving away from the coast. that is when you know for sure that land breeze is starting to develop. temperatures are milder this morning, and we are in the mid-to-upper 30's in antioch and fremont and san francisco and half moon bay, low-to-mid 40's and 34 in gilroy. we have sunshin
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Feb 15, 2013 5:00am PST
are be singled out for punishment by anti-government lawmakers. >> what is next for the carnival cruise line passengers and the cruise liner trying to clean up a major p.r. mess? and a major warning for anyone who bought jewelry at costco. >> good morning, carnival may have to come up with more than refunds, discounts and $500 for passenger to make up for thousands of passengers stuck at sea for days in the gulf of mexico. crisis management consultant says carnival needs to come up with use visible sign they are making improvements or it will have a long term image problem. the operator of website says fires on ships happen up to four time as year and investigators to look to see if there is a pattern. >> if you bought what you thought was a diamond ring at costco it could be a counterfeit rings have nothing to do with tiffany. >> staples will sell apple products after holding a meeting to announce the deal yesterday. no official word on if it is true or whether the ipads and iphone 5's are part of the lineup. i am jane king from the new york stock exchange. >> ikea has a special
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Feb 11, 2013 5:00am PST
long list of attackers. over five years hackers turned their attention away from government agencies to private sectors such as energy, finance, and information technology which has cost the economy billions. the administration security standards would be voluntary. >> america will be watching as president obama delivers his state of the union address to a joint session of congress tomorrow night. the president will be raising several key issues in the second term including jobs, the federal budget, gun control, immigration, and climate change. the white house says the president will be focusing on social media to outline the proposals with about 100 people invited to participate online as he wraps up. florida senator rubio will give the republican response to the president's dress. you can watch the state of the union address right here on abc7 and tomorrow going at 6:00 p.m. at abc7news.com. >> who is paying more for gas, those in bay area or southern california? >> actions that saved lives in afghanistan. ahead, the top honor being given to a veteran today at the white house. >> a
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Feb 12, 2013 5:00am PST
government spending to promote manufacturing, education, clean energy, and infrastructure. he will warn congress to avoid the automatic spending cuts in defense and education set to kick in march 1. you can watch the president's state of the union live here, at 6:00 tonight. >> a tunnel in richmond is closed after the discovery of serious structural problems. the tunnel is the route into the point richmond neighborhood. the concrete walls of the tunnel have been holding bag the earth for a century but on friday part of the tunnel broke away from the ceiling revealing an alarming discovery. a city engineer says it is a space the size of a pickup truck that should have been filled with earth against a concrete wall 2' knick. >> large air void inside or above the tunnel. what is disturbing is the ceiling of the tunnel is only 5" thick and for taxpayers it means a $750,000 cosmetic job will stretch into millions for structural repairs. >> driving this morning, did you see any fog? >> did not. i have seen it on the camera shots. >> the thickest fog is half mile visibility, and novato was hal
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Feb 16, 2013 6:00am PST
government. last week comptroller john chung fire the contractor charged with the $400 million upgrade to the safe payroll system because it's years behind schedule, triple the original estimate and it doesn't work. last year after doling out half a billion dollars the courts pulled the plug on the effort to electronically connect every courthouse in the state when the cost ballooned to $2 billion. >> it's ironic that california being the birthplace of the high-tech industry can't seem to get its act together. >> but the state's technology chief said they do have some successes. california is the first state to have a mobile app store. an online voter registration system kicked off last fall and family and friends can make online reservations to visit an inmate. carlos admits the state may be too big for certain projects. >> technology projects in and of themselves can be pretty complex undertakings, but when you take on something of the scope and scale of california, they are inherently risky. >> state department heads don't make projects easy either. >> what we've heard from some of
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Feb 13, 2013 6:00am PST
government will not help. >> more government does not help you get ahead. it will hold you back. more government isn't going to create more opportunity. it will limit them. more government isn't going toibl expire new ideas, new businesses, and new private sector jobs. >> speaker boehner says immigration reform is the only item on the president's agenda that actually has a chance of passing this year. >> six of the nine supreme court justices attended the "state of the union" address. those that did not included scalia and he is explaining why. he says he hasn't attended a "state of the union" address in 16 years but it is a childish spectacle and says he does not wand to lend dignity to a political event filled with applause lines. the supreme court justice calls the "state of the union" address a "rather silly affair." stay with abc citizen for continuing coverage of the president's "state of the union" address and george stephanopolis will have reaction on "good morning america" at 6:00. >> he speaks his mind. >> will we have the same warm temperatures of yesterday? >> warmer
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Feb 19, 2013 4:30am PST
can tie the recent attacks on united states businesses and government agencies to the chinese army. the company has traced hacking tabling in shanghai used by an army unit. samsung has the lead in cell phones and will announce the next version of their top vice next week the galaxy giving the iphone a run for the money. there are 14 billion web pages on the intent they are all connected. a physicist claims any one page is only separated by any other by 19 clicks or fewer. the search engines and sites that collect news >> san rafael, south bay, and all bay area, this is abc7 news. >> good tuesday morning. hope you had a nice long weekend. this is a live picture of the san mateo bridge with traffic moving fine. it does not appear to be raining just yet. when will the rain hit the bay? it could be during the height of the commute. >> a daring heist out of belgium. police are looking for eight men who made off with a staggering $50 million worth of diamonds in the biggest heists in history. it happened at the brussels international airport. the masked men cut a hole if a security fence
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Feb 10, 2013 11:00pm PST
get the federal government to label mechanically tenderized meat. >> and as a consumer i have a right to know what i am putting into my body and what i am putting into my children's body. all i am asking for is for them to label it. i can't imagine that the label is going to cost that much more. >> the debate over labels gained attention this fall when the canadian government recalled millions of pounds of beef products including meat that was mechanically tenderized from xl foods. 18 illnesses were traced back to the plant. two and a half million pounds of xl foods beef was imported to the u.s. and then quickly taken off shelves. >> i myself am a mother and have two small children. i feel confident in the safety of the meat supply in this country. >> meat industry representatives and cal poly professor says there is a risk for contamination in beef that has been needled, but how big a risk is still in question. they want the government to study that issue before moving forward with a label. >> there is certainly nothing wrong with giving people information as long as it doesn't
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Feb 17, 2013 9:00am PST
directed by david of inconvenient truth and waiting for superman. he argues instead of government spending money to deport people, someone like him would pour more money in the economy. >> dreamers will earn $140 billion and if they are going to earn that money they will spend that much. >> if the dream act doesn't pass even with a math degree, he won't be able to find a good paying job. the they say the dream act would encourage more people to cross the border. >> so that everybody had a thought of wanting to come to the united states is hearing the president and both sides of congress say there will be an amnesty. we want the people come here and work. >> in a recent interview, chancellor said universities like u.c. berkeley will continue to help students like terence. >> these are extraordinarily talented people. in the current era with all the challenges we can't waste this talent. if you want to see the entire video, visit our website at abc7news.com and click on "see it on tv". >> carolyn: if you have been enjoying above average temperatures, too bad, they are gone. >> not e
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Feb 11, 2013 2:00am PST
the 2009 oscar nominated documentary food inc. part of the campaign is to get the federal government to label mechanically tenderized meat. >> and as a consumer i have a right to know what i am putting into my body and what i am putting into my children's body. all i am asking for is for them to label it. i can't imagine that the label is going to cost that much more. >> the debate over labels gained attention this fall when the canadian government recalled millions of pounds of beef products including meat that was mechanicallytenderized. 18 illnesses were traced back to the plant. two and a half million pounds of xl foods beef was imported to the u.s. and then quickly taken off shelves. >> i myself am a mother and have two small children. i feel confident in the safety of the meat supply in this country. >> meat industry representatives and cal poly professor says there is a risk for contamination in beef that has been needled, but how big a risk is still in question. they want the government to study that issue before moving forward with a label. >> there is certainly nothing wron
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Feb 18, 2013 6:00am PST
closed, all federal government offices that will re-open tomorrow and most schools are closed today. the commander in chief, another story coming up later. >> he is spending the three day weekend in florida for golf. the president will travel back to the white house this evening. the first lady and the daughters are not with the president. they are out west for a girls' ski weekend. the white house is getting ready to unveil a new scientific effort to map the human brain. "new york times" reports that the white house will unveil the roth next month, a joint of the by federal agencies, private foundations, and neuroscientists. doctors are hopeful that being the human brain can lead to better understanding of alzheimer's disease and parkinson's disease and others. a meeting took place in pasadena and representatives from mountain view-based google attended. >> venezuela president chavez is back in his home country after returning home to venezuela early this morning after two months of cancer treatment in cuba. he announced this on twitter. he is was with his family in cuba at at hospital
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Feb 13, 2013 5:00am PST
of security standards that businesses and government agencies can follow. it directs uss defense and intelligence agencies to share classified threat information with american companies. >> president obama hits the road for floor days to rally support for the economic initiatives he presented in the state of the union address. he will be in asheville, north carolina today, and asked congress to pass election allowing homeowners to refinance at current rates. he wants high quality pre-school made available and for congress to take up immigration reform. the biggest applause was challenging congress to vote on gun control. >> it deserves a vote. the families of newtown deserve a vote. the other communities ripped only by gun violence they deserve a simple vote. >> in the republican response, senator rubio of florida said more government will not help people get ahead. >> speaker boehner says immigration reform is the only item on the president's agenda that has a chance of passing this year. >> now the weather forecast. >> some places fog this morning and mike nicco has the details
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Feb 15, 2013 6:00pm PST
assault weapons and with two counts of forgery of a government i did. and... finally two misdemeanor counts of possession of a loaded firearm in a vehicle. >> investigator search the property and are identifying and cataloging every substance they can find in and around the house. police report and other documents have been sealed by the court because of the nature of the case. bashham attempted to speak during his court appearance. he was silenced by his attorney and will remain in county jail until thursday. he will have the opportunity to enter a plea. the prosecutor says she will argue for high bail because of the right after this tok public safety. a spokesman says there is no set timetable when their work will be completed. >> part of the process is making the residence safe another part going to be putting the puzzle together. >> the fire department have left the scene however there is a possibility some investigators may continue working throat the weekend. in santa clairea, abc 7 news. >> two men are recovering after being attacked by hatchet wielding robbers during a home i
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Feb 14, 2013 11:00pm PST
. so far government officials have not confirmed any injuries or damage. >> surif you are on monterey bay today telling a shark tale that is frighteningly true about a dozen wave riders at moss landing between santa cruz monterey witness great white shark riding the waves and then devouring a sea lyon off the shore this morning. one surfer just out of the water said he saw the sea lions swim past moments earlier. they estimate it was 10 to 12 feet long. word quickly spread miles up the beach where other surfers then got out of the water. >> that is frightening. >> yes. >> well tahoe bartender claims to be a former navy seal and he even says he killed osama bin laden. >> dan is here with aneurysm team investigation. >> i tracked aj dick across the country ask about his outrageous story. talk to you about your navy seal backgroun background. up next. hear from people who believed in in him and gave him a lot of mone money. >> also valentine's day tradition tonight in san francisco. fun for these folk whose but cleans up all the feathers. >> later on jimmy kimmel live. >> josh s
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Feb 19, 2013 6:00am PST
april and state and local governments could loose funding. the president is pushing for a blend of spending cuts and new taxes but republicans are arguing against new taxes. our news anchor is traveling to washington, dc, this morning, to interview president obama at a white house and will be the only bay area reporter allowed this access. the exclusive reports live from washington, dc beginning today at 5:00 and he will tweet from washington, dc, as well. >> we have been telling you about the rise in gas prices but no one seems to know exactly why. >> hotmail is no more. bloomberg at the new york stock exchange with that and more. what is the outlook? >> people will be interested if that, but, first, gatt prices in the san francisco area, aaa says the average price of a gallon of gas was $4.14 cent for regular, jumping 46 cents from a month ago compared to 42 cent jump nationwide and analysts say it is because of rising oil prices and they are higher but no one is sure exactly why. the main reason is that there is big demand overseas for crude oil in china. there is blame of refin
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Feb 12, 2013 6:00am PST
additional government spending to promote manufacturing, education, clean energy, and infrastructure, and he will warn congress to avoid the automatic spending cuts if against and education schedules to go in effect open march 1 but avoiding the automatic cuts and adding additional spending requires congressional approval sending the president on a collision course with house republicans. >> it is time for washington to get back to the basics. we cannot condition to spend money we don't have. >> president obama will also elaborate on the big themes from the inauguration including climate change. today he goes to asheville, north carolina, and the down is gearing up, including a 12 bone smokeout, a spot where the president has dined before. >> they never tell us when he is coming. it is secret. we don't know. we just wait. >> tonight, democrats are placing a big emphasis on gun control, and give give will be in the house of representatives chamber and the parents of a slain chicago teen who performed at the inauguration of the obamas sitting with the first ladies. >> you can watch the preside
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Feb 15, 2013 9:00pm PST
something about it. >> one other interesting note. government funded think tank called the ram institute concluded if we learned this asteroid were headed to earth and couldn't stop it that it would end all life here, the public should not be notified. institute suggest telling people only that there's something we can do about it. in the newsroom, abc 7 news. jeans. >> we have if you details tonight about the death of a fugitive ex cop. christopher dorner. investigators now believe he killed himself by shooting himself in the head ass holed up cabin. dorner died tuesday in the cabin in the san bernardino mountains. the resident old family who owns the cabin saw the burned out rubble up close. dorner held jim and karen hostage tuesday when they showed up to clean their cabin. the sheriff's department is defending deputy from criticism that dorner hid out right under their noses. >> left the door unlocked so maintenance man could come in and check the residence and work on it. appears at that point that dorner had already entered the residence and locked the door behind him. our deputy kn
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Feb 14, 2013 9:00pm PST
and the government agent also supplied the black suv. that carried the bomb to the bank. today the judge agreed to put off preliminary hearing while the attorney does his research on his client mental state. next appearance set for march 8. >> investigators have ladies but no suspect tonight in the murder of 19-year-old lane college student. foster was shot and killed just before 9 last night san leandro. 7 news reporter has the latest on what we have on the case so far. >> this is a heart break. >>reporter: close break of foster, says foster was a young man with a smile and future. >> let me know people throughout that didn't want to see a man doing great. don't want to see a man with something going for themself being successful. they see somebody trying to be somebody and break it down. >>reporter: 19-year-old foster shot and killed wednesday night in the field behind san leandro hillside 62. alameda county sheriff say it appears foster was involved in some kind of game with several ors when gunfire erupted. >> found on the school grounds. but again we don't want to assume for 1
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Feb 13, 2013 9:00pm PST
government. >> i think you can multitask in a car and still be a safe drive. >>> the bill should get its first hearing this spring. in sacramento, nannette miranda, abc 7 news. >>> as you have heard probably, sea ice is disappearing at a faster clip from a broad swath of 9 arc particular. ice lost in the arc particular was the worst between 2003 and 2012 and it was particularly bad during the autumn months declining by 36%. ice loss only dropped 9% during the winter. scientists say the arctic is getting smaller and less thick making the ice more vulnerable to few you tour declines too. on the subject of ice loss watch what happens in argentina. >> oh! >> you can hear people applauding. a vacationer captured this breathtaking moment when an enormous ice bridge ruptured and plunged into a lake. this is argentinia padegonia region. the man happened to be taking a picture of the bridge when this collapsed. such a spectacle with occur every couple of years or so. really remarkable. the tourists got their money's worth. >> amazing video. >>> spencer christian here with way into next week b
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Feb 13, 2013 12:00am PST
government. abc7 news political reporter mark matthews has the highlights. mark? >> i know you noticed the president gave apple a plug for bringing jobs home to the united states. he talked about growing the economy. president obama began his state of the union saying the housing market is rebounding and the stock market is up. >> we can say with renewed confidence that the state of >> he said corporate profits have sky rockets and rates barely budged, and now is a time for tax reform. >> to incentive jobs overseas and businesses and manufacturers creating jobs right here in the united states of america. that's what tax reform can deliver. that's what we can do together. >> he asked congress to pass legislation allowing homeowners to refinance and make high quality preschool available. he got a standing ovation when he pushed congress to take up immigration reform 6789 -- reform. >> the time has come to pass comprehensive immigration reform. now is the time to do it. now is the time to get it done. >> he also called on lawmakers to raise the minimum wage to $9 an hour. >> let's tie the
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Feb 11, 2013 9:00pm PST
conduct add third nuclear test. according to the south korean government. 4.9 magnitude earthquake reported in an area where north korea conducted 2 previous test. south korea and scientist right now trying to confirm whether it was another test. >> investigation under way into shooting involving richmond police. the officers were responding to call of a man with a gun around 5 tonight on west nevin avenue. about the same time police technology indicated gunfire in the area. this is the scene shortly after con fronting the armed man several officers opened fire. he was taken to the a hospital in critical condition. unknown at this point what prompted officers to shoot the man. >> new information tonight about the cold case disappearance of 10-year-old boy. kevin collins back in 1984. close friend of person of interest dan says she figured he was a pedophile. vick lee has the story tonight that you will see only on abc 7 news. >> i have always thought of him as being a very kind and one of the kindest pichl ever met. >>reporter: susan for the sake of the story referring to dan, a pe
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Feb 12, 2013 9:00pm PST
government initiative aim at creating job jobs. he challenged deeply divided law make investigators find xro nice achieve the goal. president announced plans to withdraw more troops afghanistan. president addressed the nation on the state of the union for the first time since being reelected. we are in washington. >> the president of the united states. >> thank you. >>reporter: president obama touching on topic from education to strengthening the middle class. >> it's our unfinished task to make sure that this government works on behalf of the many. not just the few. >>reporter: the president gave of the address a noticeable presence of small ribbon. worn by the more than 40 invited guests. all victims or related to victims of gun violence. >> it has been two months since newtown. i know this is not the first time this country has debated out of reduced gun violence. but this time is different. >> president also announced that half of the troops now serving in afghanistan about 3 34,000 will be home by this time next year. but focus remained pray mayoral on the economy. with several prop
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Feb 15, 2013 12:00am PST
miles east of moscow. so far government officials have not confirmed any injuries or damage. >> surif you are on monterey bay today telling a shark tale that is frighteningly true about a dozen wave riders at moss landing between santa cruz monterey witness great white shark riding the waves and then devouring a sea lyon off the shore this morning. one surfer just out of the water said he saw the sea lions swim past moments earlier. they estimate it was 10 to 12 feet long. word quickly spread miles up the beach where other surfers then got out of the water. >> that is frightening. >> yes. >> well tahoe bartender claims to be a former navy seal and he even says he killed osama bin laden. >> dan is here with aneurysm team investigation. >> i tracked aj dick across the country ask about his outrageous story. talk to you about your navy seal backgroun background. up next. hear from people who believed in in him and gave him a lot of mone money. >> also valentine's day tradition tonight in san francisco. fun for these folk whose but cleans up all the feathers. >> later on jimmy kimmel live
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Feb 18, 2013 5:00pm PST
they say the crimes were committed not just by the government of president assad, but by his mysterious opposition, as well. so, as the battle rages closer to the capital of damascus, our terry moran has made the
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